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CSPAN
Oct 21, 2013 7:15am EDT
figures like thurgood marshall and introduce previously unknown characters to the civil rights narrative. it is a familiar story told in an unfamiliar way. it is a story of african-americans, african-americans who crossed the color line. to cross the color line meant in fact at the time these were called representative negros, this is what african-americans called themselves who did this, they cross the color line, did something people were not supposed to do, african-american lawyers came to court in an era where there are no black judges, and it your job is to convince a group of white americans in the year of jim crow to decide in favor of your clients, when the entire court room is a deeply prejudiced institution, these are americans who crossed the color line to speak to white people, and at the same time people thought that they were supposed to be representative negros which meant they were supposed to be white like the rest of african-americans. the book is about the demand, of black people who break through a barrier that hasn't been broken through in -- it be like the larger so
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2013 9:00am EDT
for rosa parks recount his career and involvement in the civil rights movement. this is all little over an hour. >> to each of you who have come this evening i want to thank you for coming. i recognize the fact there are many places you could be other than here but you elected to come and i hope you won't be too disappointed once we finish here this evening. let me acknowledge the presence of my wife, carol, who is with me and her daughter, june, and somewhere in the audience my former preacher from tuskegee who lives here and his daughter. he came to us as our preacher two days after she was born. now she is a student here at georgia state and i am appreciative to them. there may be other persons here. i met one lady who bought a copy of the first edition of "bus ride to justice" and it was in 1995 and she had it and i had autographed it and we are glad she is here and i put a note on it and said she has to get a current edition because a lot of things have happened since 1995. the nine old men inside were not waiting for me as i walked up the steps of the united states supreme co
WHUT
Oct 17, 2013 6:00pm EDT
the naacp, like in the case to that of medgar evers, the civil rights activist killed in 1960 three in mississippi. it took 30 years to bring his to justice. to talk more about the killing of alex odeh, we're joined by three guests. attorney albert mokhiber is a former president of the arab -- american arab anti- discrimination committee. is a civil rights attorney here in new york and helped found the adc and was vice chair of the committee at the time. he was also involved in a groundbreaking court case in the 1970s that forced the national security agency to it knowledge would've been spying on him since 1967. we will talk more about that in a moment. and we're staying with democratic congressmember don conyers of michigan, who is calling for an investigation. let's begin with albert mokhiber . 1985us back to october 11, . tell us exactly what you understand happened. routinely opened the office store that day, and it was a very sophisticated tripwire bomb. when he opened the door, he was blown to pieces. yearsunately, despite 28 of knocking on the doors of justice, we have not foun
PBS
Oct 22, 2013 12:00am PDT
. the southern poverty law center published a story examining how the civil rights movement is taught. you would think with mlk day, how many times do you hear "i have a dream" in january and february ? only three states get an eight. only three states get a b. 35 states get an f including the great state of california. that is reprehensible. the first thing we have to do is provide the tools so we have a dvd with six hours of impeccably researched history. we have a great companion book. and now we have to lobby the school district, state legislatures, to put african- american history where it alongside in the classroom. and not only is a separate course because most legislatures will not do that. i am talking about integrating the stories so that, let's say not only do we learn about george washington, we learn about the slave kerry washington. he ran away from mount vernon and fought for the british and then when the british lost, went to nova scotia with the free black community, the former black patriots and then when nova scotia did not work out, they went to sierra leone and se
WHUT
Oct 22, 2013 8:00am EDT
problems facing black america economically and that is the single failure of the civil rights group. very few of the leaders in the history of civil rights had an economic analysis because we thought it was a matter of xenophobia. here are the black man. fear of the black face, the black bodied but blackness coded for deeper economic analysis and i know cornell west agrees. the printable effect of the civil rights movement is the creation of a new black upper class and maybe he was right. i think that we need more theomic-based solutions to problems afflicting the black community and that is a way to redefine affirmative action. i grew up before why people -- white people in west virginia and there is a culture of poverty. i have seen why people perform exactly the same pathological forms of behavior as black people do when they are systematically deprived, whether it is getting pregnant, doing drugs, dropping out of school, whatever we are talking about. we should have affirmative action for poor white people, too. tavis: what is the message for black people who are watching the series,
MSNBC
Oct 23, 2013 9:00am PDT
the same landmark civil rights victories as his successor? those are some of the questions posed by jeff greenfield in his latest book "if kennedy lived." jeff, congrats on the book. >> thank you. >> perhaps maybe in response to some of those questions you write in the book, a detached, dispassionate president might not have had the commitment to fight hard for a civil rights bill or commit the nation to, quote, war on poverty. that same approach might have prevented a president from escalating a war out of a refusal to be the first president to lose a war, as lbj once famously put it. you think maybe not as good on civil rights, better on vietnam. >> if you're doing this at mat history not as a sci-fi thing, what you do in a sense is you learn as much as possible from oral histories, from documents, from assessments, and in effect it's almost like running simulations. you say, i plug this personality or character trait into the conditions on the ground and make some judgments. john kennedy was a cautious man. he talked boldly, new frontier, but he wasn't, not politically. he was mo
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2013 1:00pm EDT
it up. and it's understandable. i mean, the tunnel multiof the civil rights era, watching your own countrymen and country women beat african-americans in the street and beat civil rights activists in the street, and watching on television the horrors of vietnam, you know, a war that lyndon johnson himself never wanted, that the american people never wanted. i mean, those two seminal events so enrage liberals, and understandably so, that they begin to question the basic fairness and decency of their own country. and i argue that american liberals in sum, not all, begin to have a more radical critique of american society than what franklin roosevelt had or john kennedy had. instead of, you know, piecemeal reform they, you know, today want more radical approaches to, um, to change america for the better. and, you know, and so when middle america feels that their country is being demeaned and attacked, and their own values are being demeaned and attacked by, well, the term is appropriate, liberal elites meaning, you know, upper middle class, educated, higher income liberals who take ov
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
actively involved in the civil rights movement. when the vietnam war started, i joined the anti-vietnam war movement. i became a member of the eipj - the entertainment industry for peace and justice and worked alongsid donald sutherland and jane fonda and in 1972, i became a mcgovern delegate to the democratic national convention in miami beach. in the 1970s when the movement began to get redress and an apology for that incarceration of japanese americans, i joined in with that as well. i testified at the congressional commission gathering information on the internment. i was involved in all the civil rights and social justice advocacy campaigns except for one issue that was organic to me. that was an immutable part of me from the time i was a young boy, i knew i was different in ways more than my asian face. the other boys would say, "monica is hot." [laughter] sally is cute. i thought monica and sally were nice -- [laughter] but bobby was exciting. [laughter] when ever he came near me or talked to me, my heart started to pound. the other guys did not feel that way. i was the o
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2013 6:45pm EDT
until after the classical stage -- after the classical era of the civil rights revolution. why? why does a for red actions start taking word? what pumps the rise of affirmative-action? our number of things that prompted it. one thing is that people saw that the hand of over to anti-black discrimination -- that was welcome, a good thing, a very good thing. but simply ceasing anti-black discrimination, that was scared. it was useful. open up opportunities for some black people. up in the public in is to my for instance, for black people who had developed the skills, gun education's so when these artificial race barriers, you know, were taken from them there were in a position to march right for. but that did not help so much the many millions of black people who have really been debilitated by jim crow segregation. what about black people who because of jim crow segregation did not get a good education or were deprived of opportunities? these people, even when the races barriers went down, so there are no races barriers in front of them. let's just about the size of for a moment. no r
CBS
Oct 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
commission on civil rights. >> my other coworkers, they all had different color in their hair like red and blond highlights. i didn't think it would be an issue. >> reporter: johnson was fired from her job as a waitress at baltimore's harbor place hooters in august after managers told her her hair color violated employee image standards. >> they specifically said black women don't have blond in their hair so you need to take it out. >> what's wrong is that both federal and state law clearly say employers can't impose two separate and distinct rules governing employee standards. one for african-american employees and bun for everyone else. hats exactly what hooters did here. >> why don't we just not define hairstyles for anyone. >> reporter: baltimore delegate mary washington agrees employers need to be able to define personal appearance and grooming standards but is drafting legislation that would revent employers from requiring or prohibiting specific hairstyles. she says johnson is one of many examples. >> also there's some women and men told to die their hair, that if they are gray, som
MSNBC
Oct 22, 2013 3:00pm EDT
. martin luther king complained that kennedy's record on civil rights was cautious and defensive. civil rights act act was only proposed by kennedy in 1963, three years into his administration. a arthur sleginger says liberals were upset instead of pushing for civil rights and medicare, he was push being for these tariff cuts and free trade. when kennedy met with civil rights leaders after the march on washington, the first thing he said to them wasn't how can we work together and pass this law. he said, why can't you blacks be more like the jews and focus -- >> i love blacks and jews coming together -- >> we experience that every day. >> to be clear, you're not suggesting that the kennedy civil rights record was in the conservative part of the democratic party at the time? >> it was. in fact -- that he was more -- >> kennedy was endorsed in the 1960 campaign by some of these segregationist southern governors. >> you endorsed them. >> there were the -- the reason kennedy called coretta scott king during the 1960 campaign was that the black vote was up for grabs. there were lots of liber
WHUT
Oct 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
have liberty. today it is not like the civil rights movement of the 1960s. it isn't like women who had to innd outside the white house 1917 in 1918 with woodrow wilson. look, but there is still -- plus, there is a call back to civil rights when the black community -- there is that connection. we want to make that connection. this is the civil rights movement of today. we have got to get it done. we have 11 million people who live in the shadows. and talk tot down people, i clear the table so i can see paul ryan not as budget chairman, not a somebody whose budget i have voted and will always vote against, but as a friend and ally to free 11 million people. so i create new friendships and relationships in regards to copper is of immigration reform. let's face it, democrats did not do it in 2007, 2008 when we were a majority. we did not do it in 2009, 2010 we are in the majority. the senate has done their job. i have to figure out a way to take our minority of 201 democrats and get the 218 votes. there's only one way to do that, and that is working with republicans. we must push the lies
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
using racially charged and racially coded rhetoric. when president johnson signed the civil rights act of 1964, he said, quote, we've lost the south for a generation. it didn't take long for republicans to exploit that idea. notorious gop strategist lee atwater laid it out. how republicans could exploit racial views without being explicitly racist. >> you start out in 1954 by saying [ bleep ], by 1968 you can't say [ bleep ]. that hurts you, backfires. so you stay stuff like forced bussing, states rights and stuff like that. all that stuff you're talking about are totally economic things and blacks get had hurt worse than whites. >> republicans started using those to their advantage. running shameful ads specifically targeting those views. >> his revolving door prison policy gave weekend furloughs to murderers not for parole. one was willie horton who murdered a boy. you needed that job. and you were the best qualified, but they had to give it to a minority because of a racial quota. against racial quotas, jesse helms. >> this sort of resentment has been stoked by the right. we've hear
FOX
Oct 22, 2013 5:30pm EDT
. civil rights is not political. it's so close to my heart and important. a lot of work left to be done. >> were you upset about the government shutdown? >> yes. any other job in america, you can't just not show up. you get fired and you have to figure outsomething else. ifou are in the government -- i'm ashamed of everyone right now. it's embarrassing. i was just overseas in france for a thing for pivot and it's embarrassing to have your government shut down. >> if you were to live anywhere other than america where -- >> i love america. i'm not leaving. i don't entertain that. i was in france five days and so ready to come home. i love this country, would never leave it. >> you and governor christie in jersey got into it a bit. >> can you believe that. he's your governor. do you like hi >> i like him for what he did galvanizing the state for hurricane sandy. he did a great job in bullying washington and making sure we got the money. i mean the state is not all cleaned up, but he cares about his state. do i like him outside of that? i'm not on his team. he's not my guy. >> i was asked a
WHUT
Oct 17, 2013 9:00am EDT
support it as a civil right, not so much as a religious right out a civil r-i-t-e. >> we are looking for a church home. we were unhappy where we were, at least one church told us that, well, this church doesn't really like homosexuality. we don't really believe in that. we just wanted a place of worship where we felt comfortable. >> as well as form who we are at black gay men, to be in a space where we didn't have to hide, worship god as well as being felt in a safe place. >> covenant baptist united church of christ is listed as a welcoming and affirming baptist congregation. it is not yet officially listed as ona but that's just a technicality. this church is definitely on the leading edge of the welcoming church movement. >> i often say in the beginning i used to whale at god, why us, god, why did you give us this ministry. but, i've gotten to a point where i thank god for choosing us to be pioneers. >> our goal is not to be a gay church. our goal is to be the church. >> it's not just the gay folk who appreciate what has been done here, often say this place saved my life. but it's everyb
FOX News
Oct 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
hints. >> the great civil rights issue of our time and that is the need for every man, woman, and child to have healthcare is a right and not a privilege. >> i believe healthcare is a civil right. >> although healthcare was not listed per se in the constitution. it should be a constitutional right. >> you do have the right to have healthcare and to education and to decent housing. >> ms. perry's point of view is a socialist communist vision that the state should provide all citizens a certain lifestyle at the expense of other citizens. if healthcare is a constitutional right, then everything subordinated with good health would fall into the civil rights category. your entire environment, house, food, clothing, transportation, mental health would a paid for by the state. if you could not afford it that's a form of communism because no country could afford those payments without seizing the assets of everybody else. it's impossible. right now, the u.s.a. has a debt of $17 trillion and growing. some of that debt is because of wars. but most of it is providing entitlements and infrast
FOX News
Oct 17, 2013 8:00pm PDT
irresponsible and inhumane about civil rights, you're right. you're correct. but here it's a different situation. obama care is not civil rights and obama care, i submit, is going to harm the american people. it's bad for the folks. so therefore, you're basically saying, carl bernstein is saying, even though this law is going to hurt the majority of americans by making them pay more and the doctors are going to flee, it's going to be a mess, it's already a mess, let it go. let is go. don't challenge it. don't go after it. let it go. and i don't think that's right. >> that's not what i'm saying. i'm saying, you have a place to debate if you want it. >> obama care. that's the big one. >> well, as was social security which was opposed by republicans in the '30s. >> and now we have data it isn't working. >> that's right. it's eventually become overwhelmed by the trust fund. >> listen, do you think obama care is going to work and do you think it's a good thing? >> i think it's a first step like romney care to do something about a broken health care system and the answer is, let's
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2013 9:00pm EDT
courage. >> that and civil rights. we had a wonderful call a minute ago of her going to georgia and sitting next to two african-americans and that kind of setting and how backwards we were on race relations in america, '30s and '40s. her voice on a national level and started bursting through. she has the place of honor in the civil rights movement. she cared about equality. >> finally, on our website, c-span.org/first ladies, we have a companion book available for this series. alita black worked hard on that book. and it's available to you as well, at cost. we're not making any money off of it. if you like to see it, it profiles all the first ladies to michelle obama. alita black worked on that. we like to thank our partners in this series, the white house historical association for their work for us in getting everything together for the programs. next week, it's bess truman. going to leave you this week with a little bit of eleanor roosevelt from 1953 talking about what it means in her view to be a liberal, we thank doug brinkley and alita black. >> thank you. >> this is a -- you
FOX News
Oct 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
jihad openly or on television, those who do it behind closed doors but pretend to be civil rights groups. we discovered a massive deception. it would be like david duke presenting himself as a civil rights organization and getting recognized by the white house and the media and congress. bill: back up some of these claims. take it one at a time. inspired by the muslim brotherhood they enjoy considerable influence in the united states, how and where? >> they operate under fake names or false names. they don't call themselves the muslim brotherhood. this was laid out in various documents or secret tape-recordings we portray in the film. the document that viewers just saw talked about their you will tear yeah agenda. so all of these groups and i'm not exaggerating to say that there are scores of radical islamic groups hiding under the pretension of being civil rights organization or a religious organization. but in fact have an ulterior agenda. the film itself portrays what goes on behind closed doors with these organizations. whether it's hamas, hezbollah, all of these groups have organiza
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2013 8:00am EDT
gangster to the late 1960s, the entire vietnam war protests and civil rights movement iraqis home and said almost in a stage whisper and i wondered if he wanted me to hear this, don't let jamie read the newspapers. they lived with us. what did i do the moment i was alone? grab a copy of the chicago sun times to read the newspaper. how many of you remember the name richard speck? almost all of you. madman murdered a number of student nurses in chicago. i read all about it because my grandfather said don't let him read the newspaper. since that day i have read seven newspapers a day and four on weekends. i am addicted to newspapers and i'm sure it is because of my grandfather and grandmother exposing me to these when i was a little boy. my father went south to high school in chicago and the teachers used to point at a desk, he would tell me this, in that desk sat one of the eight nazi sabateurs who landed on american shores by you boat in 1942. of course he was executed. i told my agent i want to write about the nazi spies who into america. my father told me about it. this was after 9/1
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2013 12:00pm EDT
53. i was 10 years before the civil rights act. chicago was a segregated city. the police are hostile to us. they want there to serve and protect. they were much but likely to picture up against ron ask you what you are doing. you are always a suspect in your own neighborhood, number one. but moreover, their beaches and swimming pools in schools and neighborhoods that are inaccessible to you because they were for whites only. so i just want to warn people that have been going to puerto rico brought a sudden i'm not puerto rican anymore. >> host: to understand your point of view, we have see her childhood growing up in puerto rican linkin park. and then when you're 15, you're dead toasty sun, we are puerto rico. this is what she said about it i think now moving wasn't a choice for my dad. it was an obligation. were my parents sick of english-language? who is the gang sunrise. it was time to go to puerto rico. so you're just what you're going to puerto rico at 16. you leaving your friends, everything you knew and go to a place you've heard about. but she were born in chicago. how is tha
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2013 12:00am EDT
brinkley what were some the issues she , got involved in? >> the first lady of the world. civil rights, she got very involved in getting african- americans more equal rights. working in west virginia with coal miners and the working people of america. the unforgotten and downtrodden people. also, which i'm sure we will talk about, women's issues. getting women into the forefront of american political life. she had no role model. she created there's nobody quite this role all on her own. there's nobody quite like her. >> but here she is in 1933 on the radio talking to women about their need to volunteer. are willing to do things because it is going to help their neighbors, i think we will win out. .ot because of the government not even because of our leaders, but because as a people we have went vision and we have for it and we have seen it through. >> allida, she spent a lot of time on the radio. >> she did. she had her own radio show. she will have become her own syndicated columnist in 1935 and 1936. by the end of her life, she will write over 8000 columns. more than 27 books. give 75 spe
WHUT
Oct 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
attorneys for both families, mayo bartlett and ran off mclaughlin, both longtime civil rights attorneys who also represented the family of kenneth chamberlain, a white plains, new york marine veteran who was shot dead by police in 2011 in his home after he accidentally set off his medical alert pendant early in the morning. we invited representatives from both the new york city a new rochelle police department's to join us today. we welcome you all to democracy now! randolph mcglockton, can you just give us a summary of the case of mohammed bah? >> his mother called 911, hoping to get an ambulance to come and take her son of the hospital. sheofficers arrived and explained to them, i did not call the police, i wanted to name the lives. they explained to her the way it works in new york is weak come first and check on the situation and then we will get the ambulance. she and the two officers went upstairs to the fifth floor and the apartment building and the officers knocked on his door. mr. bah open the door. when he sell the officers he said, i didn't call you commies got the wrong door
FOX News
Oct 16, 2013 12:00am PDT
challenging. >> a group of civil rights advocates. >> civil rights people who want. >> defend o. firmive action. >> how many states right now have no affirmative action in, say, universities in hiring? do we know? >> california just the ninth circuit said the referendum that the california passed banning affirmative action was okay. so the reason the supreme court took this is because now. >> i'm just wondering how many states have this kind of stuff. we don't know? we'll find out. >> this is a ripe issue that they have tried to not. >> i'm agreeing. >> the supreme court is going it uphold no affirmative statements in action that states voted it out. >> the voters voted for this it. >> a big states rights issue. >> this is in colorado. we predicted this would happen here. the left wing press went wild. more and more school districts are saying that if you are a transgendered person, you know, they are not subjective. you you don't have to prove that you can two and use any bathroom you want. any locker room you want. >> right. >> what's happening, guilfoyle in colorado. >> chall
CBS
Oct 22, 2013 6:00am EDT
commission on civil rights. >> my other co-workers all had different colors in their hair like red and blonde highlights. i didn't think it would be an issue. >> reporter: johnson was fired from her job as a waitress at baltimore's harborplace hooters in august after managers told her her hair color violated employee image standards. >> they specifically said black women don't have blonde in their hair so you need to take it out. >> reporter: jessica webber is her attorney. >> what is wrong is federal and state law clearly say that employers can't include two separate and distinct rules governing employee standards, one for african-americans and one for everyone else. that is exactly what hooters did here. >> why don't we just not define hairstyles for anyone? >> reporter: baltimore delegate mary washington agrees employers need to be able to define personal appearance and grooming standards but she's already drafting legislation that would prevent employers from requiring or prohibiting specific hairstyles. she says johnson is just one of many examples. >> also there's some women and
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2013 4:00am EDT
civil rights movement, inspired by dr. king's eloquence, today we have an african-american in that big white house on pennsylvania avenue. and they are all change agents. we are a nation of change agents. and that's why i am optimistic about our future. but, i still have a continuing ever present fear. i fear that big white building with the dome on it at the far end of pennsylvania avenue. we still have january 15 and february 7. be afraid, america. be afraid. thank you very much. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> thank you. we have a lot of questions on a lot of topics. we will try to cover a little ground in a bunch of areas. this questionnaire asks -- you talked about the work yet to be done in terms of gay marriage being legal in all states. what do you see as the next civil rights fight on the horizon after gay marriage? >> we still have a long ways to go. as long as there are young people bullied and made to feel very inferior, as long as young people get kicked out of their homes when they come out as gay or lesbian, and as long as some young people feel that their future is
FOX
Oct 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
thigh they announced a former civil rights complaint against uconn, to the university and to the u.s. department of education. as you can see, sitting with them, gloria allred, she is representing them. she says what these women experienced is a violation of the federal title 9 law. she is calling for a formal investigation into that university. uconn says it takes allegationses of sexual assault extremely serious. >>> a couple boy scout leaders have been kicked out after they posted this video on youtube. >> wiggle it just a little bit. >> oh my goodness. >> dudes, you should have known better than that. we first showed you the video last week. video taping themselves, toppling a sand stone formation over in utah. well, turns out those rocks have been around a million years, maybe more, so they found it funny. the folks interested in preserving the park did not last at all and now the boy scout leaders have been stripped of their leadership positions within the scouts. >> really we're in the business of building character in boys and when we are out there trying to do that, being an
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2013 1:30am EDT
causes like education, a living wage, and civil rights. as first lady, she held regular press conferences and invited only women reporters to cover them and she was the first first lady to travel overseas without the president. the first to address a national political convention, and the first to write her own daily syndicated column. join us for a two-hour program as we explore the life and legacy of eleanor roosevelt on first ladies, influence and image next monday, live it 9:00 3,m. eastern on c-span, c-span and c-span radio. we are offering a special edition of the book, "first ladies of the united states of presenting a biography and portraits of the first ladies. it is available for the 1295 --ed price of $12.95. aboutbsite has more the first ladies including a special section, welcome to the white house. produced by our harner. cycling life in the mansion during the first tenure of the first ladies. >> the shutdown entering its third week. c-span is asking for your thoughts. >> the parties need to grow up and so this so people can get back to work. how can you go to a
ABC
Oct 17, 2013 11:00am PDT
students are suing the unified school district and the principal involved claiming their sons' civil rights were violated. in missouri charges and a controversy rape case could be refiled as the prosecution dropped the charges after a judge was asked to look again. after learning the rape charges could be refiled over the man who raped her when she was 14. she believes the charges were dropped because her attacker is related to a former state legislator. the prosecutor says they were dropped because the victim refused to cooperate. the prosecutor will now ask the judge to appoint a special prosecutor to look over the facts of the case and determine whether the charges should be refiled. >> a colorado man is recovering this morning after surviving a vicious attack by non-one -- by not one but these coyotes, with too many bites and scratches to count while working to work after the car breakdown. he says that the coyotes came charging from the darkness. he stood his ground and fought back. >> i took my flashlight and 900 the side of the head to let go and then another lunged at me and
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2013 10:30pm EDT
the president's new deal policies and causes like education, a living wage, and civil rights. as first lady, she held regular press conferences and invited only women reporters to cover them. and she was the first first lady to travel overseas without the president, the first to address a national political convention, and the first to write her own daily syndicated column. join us for a two-hour program as we explore the life and legacy of eleanor roosevelt on first ladies, influence and image, next monday live on c-span, c-span 3, and c-span radio. offering a special edition of the book, first ladies of the united states of america, presenting a biography and a portrait of each first lady and comments from noted historians on the role of first ladies throughout history. available for the discounted price of $12.95 plus shipping at c-span.org/products. the website has more including a special section, welcome to the white house, produced by our white house historical association. chronicling the first ladies. find out more at c-span.org/first ladies. west virginia senator joe ma
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2013 12:00am EDT
became inspired by the words of dr. martin luther king and i was actively involved in the civil rights movement. when the vietnam war started, i joined the anti-vietnam war movement. i became a member of the eipj - the entertainment industry for peace and justice and worked alongsid donald sutherland and jane fonda and in 1972, i became a mcgovern delegate to the democratic national convention in miami beach. in the 1970s when the movement began to get redress and an apology for that incarceration of japanese americans, i joined in with that as well. i testified at the congressional commission gathering information on the internment. i was involved in all the civil rights and social justice advocacy campaigns except for one issue that was organic to me. that was an immutable part of me from the time i was a young boy, i knew i was different in ways more than my asian face. the other boys would say," monica is hot." [laughter] sally is cute. i thought monica and sally were nice -- [laughter] but bobby was exciting. [laughter] when ever he came near me or talked to me, my heart started to pound.
CNN
Oct 18, 2013 3:30pm PDT
indians, the american indians raised my consciousness to something i veteran of the civil rights movement, did not know. so when people hear that it's derogatory, they wonder, are they saying i'm a racist? and since i'm not, i -- i go into denial. therefore i deny that this name is derogatory. but if we have a fencef to advocate people about why it's derogatory, and to make them understand that it is not for us to decide what is derogatory. it is for those who receive it. >> understood, but congresswoman, as larry pointed out, native-americans have real problems. in fact, listen to what one virginia tribal chief had to say about president obama's support to change the name. take a listen. >> why would my president say that's offensive to me? what's offensive to me is this? we have 11 state recognized tribes, and he hasn't done one thing to get thor tribes federally recognized. >> what are you doing for the native-americans that you care about, to eradicate a lot of the other issues that are weighing on their minds. not doing to them -- >> no, i asked you the question. >> i am going to ans
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2013 8:00am EDT
civil rights. in her post-white house years she served as a delegate to the united nations, and president harry truman called her the first lady of the world. tonight we'll explore the life and legacy of eleanor roosevelt on "first ladies: influence and image" at 9 p.m. eastern on c-span and c-span3 as well as c-span radio. ♪ >> c-span's student cam video competition asks, what's the most important issue congress should consider in 2014? make a 5-7 minute documentary showing varying points of view, and be sure to include c-span video. the we he's has a grand prize of $5,000, and this year we've doubled the number of winners and total prizes. entries are due by january 20, 2014. need more information? visit studentcam.org. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> host: well, the federal government reopened after 16 days during this current shutdown, and this week on "the communicators" a round table discussion on the effect of that shutdown on the federal communications commission and telecommuni
WHUT
Oct 20, 2013 8:30am EDT
washington for civil rights, and 150 years after slavery, it may be time for "12 years of a slave" to talk about the relations. >> and it is about remembering and never forgetting and understanding the past and embracing the past, and go forward into the future. >> i think that it speaks to the ongoing need for human respect simply. to see people as they are, and see people as individuals. it leads us down the road towards recognizing human dignity which inexorably leads us down the road to understanding the importance of peace. >> that is a lot to hope for from a movie, but it forces the viewers to really see a history that many would rather forget, "12 years of slave" could stir the conversation. for "religion & ethics newsweekly," i'm debra potter in washington. >> and now a lucky severson story about thailand and a lawyer who is teaching students all over southeast asia that they have a responsibility to help the poor, and then training them to do just that, at least for sex workers. >> this is a cross gendered cabaret in thailand and the workers here are considered the lowest of
MSNBC
Oct 20, 2013 5:00am PDT
the protest against the president's civil rights program. more than 6,000 flock to the convention to select a presidential ticket. >> 65 years ago, southerners left the democratic party in droves over the embrace of the civil rights plank to hold their own convention where they nominated a rival presidential ticket for the 1948 election. nominee was none other than strom thurmond, who is not always remembered as a former democrat, as a dixiecrat, but he should be. we think of the democrats and republicans as ageless eternal entities, and they have been the two major parties in this country for 150 years now. about the only thing either party kept for all that time is its name. once upon a time, no region more in love with the democratic party than the south. the white house segregationist south. this through a series of dramatic events in the middle of the 20th century when harry truman integrated the military, northern democrats pushed through that civil rights plank in 1948, when lbj signed the civil rights act in 1964, through those events that the white house south split off from
MSNBC
Oct 22, 2013 6:00am EDT
goldwater red meat and gone back up. >> the most fascinating domestic trend you follow is civil rights. lbj took that baton in the name of jack kennedy. what would it have looked like if it was kennedy himself. >> kennedy would have been much more cautious because he didn't know the congress. he wasn't the master of the senate as johnson was and he was a foreign policy president. his only black adviser said you care more about germany than alabama. and it was true. he gets richard russell powerful senator from georgia and a segregationist to say protect my rear as i get out of vietnam and we'll go easy on civil rights. we would have had a vote rights act because that was too important black and whitish. we would have had a great society. that's not how john kennedy thought. johnson wanted to be fdr. in my alternate history johnson would have been kicked out of office because investigations would have continued had kennedy not been murdered. >> do you look at anyone in modern politic, do you look at bush v gore or obama -- >> die a bush v gore ebook because people demand it. this book ends i
MSNBC
Oct 22, 2013 3:00am PDT
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ABC
Oct 17, 2013 4:00am PDT
principal claiming their sons' civil rights. >>> you have help slashing your mortgage payment or getting a new home loan. naca is holding a five-day american dream event in oakland. home buyers can get a low interest mortgage even without perfect credit. they can get mortgage relief through interest reductions. the neighborhood assistance corporation works with major lenders to modify home loans for those who need help. it runs today through monday from 8:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening at the oakland marriott city center located at 10th and broadway and walk-ins are welcome. >>> let's see if commuters will be welcoming the news of what's happening out there now. >> i think they will. we have about 12 trains running. looks like you are going to catch that train and go to work without having to worry. as we take a peek at traffic across our roadways, we have lots of construction. not too much congestion. northbound 680 from monument boulevard we will have a few lanes blocked off. that will last until 6:00 this morning. southbound side if you need to get away from highway 4 to conco
Al Jazeera America
Oct 15, 2013 1:00pm EDT
coalition to defend affirmative action. the civil rights activists group who will argue against it. >> i really feel a responsibility. >> kevin gain as professor of history and african-american studies at the university of michigan is among many names in the suit opposed to proposal 2. >> it is a very lonely position to have to feel that you have to fight battles that you had thought had been fought, and won. years ago. >> since proposal 2 took effect, the number of black and latino students entering the state's public universities has dropped by a third. professor gains believed the ban on affirmative action is blocking out diversity. >> there's a misconception out there, that race con, admissions is all about admitting someone based on the color of their skin and nothing else, and nothing could be phut fresh the truth. >> but proposal disagree, among them is jennifer great whose in 1997, was denied admission to the university of michigan and claimed she was the victim of discrimination. >> i believe in equality, i believe that people should be treated without regard to race, and
ABC
Oct 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
are suing a school district. the principal and assistant principal saying their civil rights were violated. >> state regulators is he set to vote on a ground breaking requiring utilities to invest in energy storage. once they can be stored the grid can make better use of solar and wind power to again rate energy this, could jump start tech molg considered crucial to electricity industry, expected to spur innovation from batteries to wheels. >> speaking of electricity usage for lights on the bay bridge about to go up starting november 1, the light show which is really magnificent will shine from sunset until sun rise. now right now end agent 2:00 a.m. >> coming up next how often women you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you and what if that person were you? ♪ when you think about it, isn't that what retirement should be, paying ourselves to do what we love? ♪ to those who've encountered welcome
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